July 12, 2021 at 2:49 pm #74193
Hoping I can get some insight…
I have been with the same guy for 2 years. 6 months before him I tested negative for HSV in between that 6 months I only had unprotected sex with one guy.
6/28 Monday morning I woke up with burning sensation while urinating. I decided to look down there and saw what looked like 2 cuts on the inside of my lips and on my perineum had tears as well.
Sunday 6/27 I was wearing a body suit with metal clasps which indeed was giving me major wedgie and got uncomfortable which I though could also be why I got these cuts
I had no significant pain in the genitalia area when peeing or any of that sort at this point
That night me and my partner had sex. We have never had the conversation prior to dating of stds and testing but I have never seen any active lesions on him ever and nor have I had any.
There was no pain during sex although when he was putting it in through the back (doggy style) the way it went it was kind of uncomfortable which made me think this is how I woke up with cut and tears
I get waxed every month and never noticed any type of sores or blisters down there I have never had a cold sore
I had a culture test that Tuesday 6/29 that came back positive 7/2
The “cuts” were gone and completely healed by 7/3
My provider ordered IgG 7/5 which came back negative 7/7
I asked for IgM 7/7 which came back positive today 7/10
HSV 1- 1:160
Reference range: <1:20
HSV 2- 1:20
Reference range: <1:20
Are IgMs accurate? What do these results mean?
is there any possibility it came back false positive…
What’s the possibility of him having HSV if we had sex and if these sores were present??
Is there a possibility he already has it since we have been having unprotected sex for so long already?
Wouldn’t sex have hurt if the sores were present?
Can I still have sex with him when there are no sores present?
Should I retest?
Should I be be on medication now?
July 12, 2021 at 8:41 pm #74194
Would you also be able to determine what type of HSV by these results?
If these are accurate, I’m assuming gHSV1?
Up until now I have been asymptomatic.
If it is gHSV1, what are the transmitting rates if I give oral sex and receive oral sex?
What are the transmitting rates for unprotected vaginal intercourse?
July 15, 2021 at 5:47 am #74222Terri WarrenKeymaster
Was the swab test not typed?
The IgM is useless and should not have been ordered – lots of false positives.
And I’m guessing maybe you aren’t in the US as you are listing titer results which haven’t been done around the US much at all for 20 years? Your HSV 2 is a very low positive so I can’t know from these results which you have. Has your partner been tested to see if he is infected?
I think you can assume that you have HSV 1, but the location is not 100% clear as it may have been to early to pick up antibody to HSV 2.
Sex wouldn’t necessarily hurt if you had HSV.
If sores were present when you had sex, you could have transmitted this to him, yes
July 15, 2021 at 6:13 am #74226
The swab did not specify which type all it stated was HSV was isolated.
I actually am in US. California.
He has not been tested yet, but if he were to already have HSV and let’s say I got it from him, how is it that we been having unprotected sex for the last 2 years and I am just now being exposed?
Per my provider, it was a recent exposure due to igM results.I have never seen any active sores or anything on him.
July 15, 2021 at 11:50 am #74238Terri WarrenKeymaster
Per the CDC, the IgM has many false positives and should not be used to try to diagnose herpes. And I guess your provider is still ordering the titer testing which I’ve also not seen in years. Sorry, I’m not able to make out if you are infected or not and if the infection, if you have it, is new or old or not happening. The testing you’ve had done is simply not up to the standards required these days.
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